For third time, KTR asks Modi government to set up vaccine certification and testing laboratory in Hyderabad
He also pointed out that Hyderabad has emerged as the vaccination capital of the world, as one-third of global vaccine supply is produced here.
According to an official of Madhukar Rainbow Children's Hospital, there is a delay on the part of the suppliers.
Limited data suggests an AstraZeneca shot followed by the Pfizer shot is safe and effective. The combination also appears to come with a slightly higher likelihood of temporary side effects.
Vaccines were being developed even 10 to 20 years ago when SARS, MERS were common, said renowned immunologist Dr Satyajit Rath
These results assume significance for India as Centre had earlier indicated that about 20 crore doses of the vaccine may be available in the country between August-December.
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The study comes at a time when the country is looking at vaccinating all eligible people (above 18 years) by the year end
The Centre has so far provided, both through the free of cost and through direct state procurement categories, more than 24 crore vaccine doses (24,60,80,900) to states and UTs.
The corporation, which till recently was vaccinating around 20,000 people a day, was able to vaccinate only 5996 people on June 1
On Tuesday, Chennai recorded one of its lowest vaccination numbers since the launch, with only 5996 persons getting the jab due to a shortage of vaccines
Stalin also renewed the appeal to start production of vaccines at the Integrated Vaccine Complex at Chengalpattu at the earliest
Addressing reporters at the Chengalpettu Government Hospital, Health Minister Ma Subramanian said that the vaccines will be exhausted by Tuesday evening
Australian airline Qantas has stepped in with prizes for the vaccinated in a bid to try to up the immunity rate -- which is currently around two percent -- and allow the firm to get back to business.
"If those who don't belong to these specific categories come for vaccination, we will have to send them back. Our instructions are to cover only those in the categories mentioned," said an official
TN CM has requested PM Modi to hand over the complex that is lying unused even as the country is facing a shortage of COVID-19 vaccines